Monday, April 10, 2006
I finally got out to the studio this weekend and banged out a couple short shots on my current set up. When I am setting up a shot, I like to get as much of the needed gear up and out of my way- so it is just me and the puppet under the lights, sharing a moment. All my lights are either hung from the ceiling or on stands behind the set, so there is no walking on cords and bumping lights during the shot. Better still- I manage to put the camera on the actual surface of the stage as much as possible, to get the tripod out of my way as well. I find that the less stuff you have to think about avoiding contact with during a shot, the better the animation turns out. Stopmo Feng Shui!